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04.08.2020 | 11:58 AM

These 3D printed tiles are helping restore devastated coral reefs

03.08.2020 | 12:17 PM

Why the car of the future is more like a Lego set than a flying vehicle

03.08.2020 | 11:21 AM

This work scheduling strategy can save you hours per week

31.07.2020 | 10:36 AM

Why African tech start-ups should worry about big tech

29.07.2020 | 05:24 PM

4 expert tips for businesses to build an environmentally and socially responsible brand

29.07.2020 | 09:56 AM

Twitter contractors reportedly used internal tools to spy on celebrities

28.07.2020 | 12:38 PM

This seaweed extract outperforms Covid-19 drug remdesivir in the lab

28.07.2020 | 12:16 PM

Dyson releases more free science experiments for kids in quarantine

27.07.2020 | 01:08 PM

Google is working on the next generation of wearable technology – smart tattoos

27.07.2020 | 11:49 AM

These simple life hacks could help you fight Covid-19

25.07.2020 | 11:26 AM

Why the world needs more Leonardo Da Vincis

22.07.2020 | 12:39 PM

AI will never be worse than having a micromanaging boss. Here’s why

21.07.2020 | 11:40 AM

Children are spending more time in front of screens than ever. Should parents be worried?

21.07.2020 | 11:16 AM

Tired being stuck at home? This website lets you peek out windows from different parts of the world

20.07.2020 | 03:29 PM

Apple now offering access to audio and localised news stories

18.07.2020 | 11:37 AM

The curious case of banning Chinese Tech companies (Huawei and soon Tik Tok)

16.07.2020 | 06:56 PM

Has the pandemic impacted human behaviour?

16.07.2020 | 02:13 PM

Mandela Day 2020: Here’s how to become a stem cell donor without leaving your home

16.07.2020 | 12:24 PM

10 essential browser tweaks to get rid of the web’s biggest annoyances

15.07.2020 | 01:29 AM

Here’s how to block distracting noises when working from home

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Unilever halts Facebook and Twitter ads for the rest of 2020

Now we’re talking. Unilever has announced that it is halting all US ads on both Facebook and Twitter for the remainder of 2020, including Facebook-owned Instagram, due to the sheer amount of hate speech and […]

Introducing: The first ever Fast Company SA Digital Magazine

Covid-19 has presented media businesses with a great challenge of survival. It has also challenged them to innovate. Fast Company (SA) is not immune to these challenges.  In response to challenges presented by Covid-19, the Fast […]

Virtual Event about the Virtual World: An Event not to be missed

In small ways and in big ways, our world is about to change. The 2020s are already seeing more change than we’ve seen in decades. Society and users of technology have undergone 3 major phases […]

What will follow after Smartphones?

Below is an excerpt from the new book The Infinite Retina: Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality, and how a collision of new technologies are bringing about the next tech revolution, by Robert Scoble  and Irena Cronin. […]

Brands: This is why customers are unfollowing you on social media

As brands try to jump through the many hoops of activism during the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, many consumers have decided to boycott companies that aren’t living up to their expectations.  But […]

Here’s how Amazon is planning to maintain social distancing

With so many people shopping online due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can imagine what the traffic is like at Amazon—both the products and the people packing them. Now Amazon employees are getting some help to […]

Did you know? Most successful brands don’t actually keep customers entirely happy

The world’s stickiest brands take consumers not on a delightful, smooth experience, but on an emotionally volatile roller coaster. This is the finding of a new study in the Journal of Marketing from a triad of researchers in […]

This new virtual gym is harnessing the future of fitness

Gyms and fitness centres around the world have been forced to close indefinitely, resulting in unprecedented job losses for millions of health and fitness professionals. Even as South Africa enters Level 3 of lockdown and […]

Is getting free things worth it in the long run?

Personal finance amid the pandemic has meant unprecedented spikes in user engagement with advice platforms, online budgeting tools, and trading apps. While people are paying more attention to their accounts and directing cash from tax […]

Here’s why brands can no longer just sit back and watch racial injustice

Leading content strategist, Linda Ong, is the chief culture officer of Civic Entertainment Group, a US-based marketing services company serving clients such as HBO Verizon, Airbnb, and Facebook. She was also named one of Fast Company‘s […]

How CEOs and business leaders are responding to George Floyd protests

It’s been six days since demonstrations began over George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis, United States. In that time, the protests have expanded beyond Minneapolis to more than 75 cities across […]

Boeing to lay off more than 6000 employees

Caught between two fatal plane crashes involving its marquee passenger jet and a coronavirus pandemic that has brought the global travel industry to its knees, embattled aerospace manufacturer Boeing announced a substantial round of layoffs […]

The fight against Covid-19: How Africans are embodying the true meaning of Africa month

If you have ever wondered why you feel such a strong sense of responsibility for the people in your community with the Covid-19 crisis upon us, just know that the spirit of unity was forged […]

Live Music is on Life Support, Streaming may be the Industry Life Saver

The music world is hitting a sour note right now, but new research finds streaming is key to keeping the industry alive. Goldman Sachs’s new “Music in the Air” report forecasts that, in 2020, the […]

The role of African media in the age of Covid-19

It is often said, with reason sometimes, that much of what is known about Africa around the world comes from narratives created and images carefully curated by the media, often global media. African media is […]

Is this the future of fine dining in the era of social distancing?

Some restaurants are adapting their spaces to merely meet new restrictions. But one restaurant took Covid-19 health protocols as a call for reinvention. Mediamatic Eten, a restaurant that’s part of an art and design center on Amsterdam’s […]

The 4 stages customers go through in a pandemic

You know how the world is changing forever and our lives will never be the same? That. Right. It presents opportunities for businesses to integrate themselves into consumers’ lives, but carefully. Recently scared people are not rational […]

Twitter’s new permanent work-from-home policy

Twitter employees will be allowed to work from home permanently, even after the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, CEO Jack Dorsey said in an email to staff Tuesday. While some jobs that involve in-person operations, such as […]

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